The Rest of Egypt

We can think of Aswan as having started the 2nd leg of our trip in Egypt. After the 14-hour overnight trip there from Cairo, the next few days would be us making our way back and sleeping a few nights in the cities we passed. So from the 3rd day/night the itinerary looked something like…

EGYPT

I was traveling Egypt during this period last year. It must have been the most adventurous trip I had ever taken because to start, 6 days before I was due to travel there was an explosion of a bus carrying Vietnamese travelers killing 4 people and injuring several others. That sets the scene doesn’t it?…

The armed guards wore pompom slippers

If the guards at the Presidential Mansion in Athens were anything to go by, I knew right then that the 8 days that followed would be an adventure of a lifetime. But as it happens with the country at the Southern most tip of Africa, every trip abroad is a lengthy commute. The flight from…

Homes like office parks…

I remember feeling an incredible edge to drive away that Friday night. I was home, my favourite place in the entire world… But that day it felt like walls made to keep me in. I wanted the smell of the sea, the thrill of the open road and the freedom of doing whatever the hell…